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Les Houches Ski Resort, France






Key Features

  • Traditional village
  • Activities for non-skiers
  • Good for self-drive
  • Short Transfers

"A resort with one of the shortest transfer times and offering slopes which suit all types of skiers, as well as plenty of activities for non-skiers."

Kate, Sales

Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 1,008m
  • Highest lift: 1,900m
  • No. of lifts: 18
  • No. of slopes: 22
  • Total piste: 55km (local)
  • Transfer times:

    Grenoble: 2hrs 15mins

    Geneva: 1hr


Overview of Les Houches

Les Houches is 6km from Chamonix and its ski area extends from an altitude of 990m up to 1,900m. The skiing combines long descents through pretty tree-lined slopes, with amazing views of the Mont Blanc massif and the Chamonix valley. With a mix of gentle slopes, long descents and tree-lined runs, the Les Houches ski area is a great resort for the whole family.

There area four black runs, including the international world cup slope, 13 red runs, 8 blue runs and two green runs and a snow park. 'Ski Camp' is an area specially designed for young children, found around from the top of the Prarion gondola. The ski-out is generally open throughout the season thanks to the great snow cannon coverage on the sheltered lower runs, so no queuing for the gondola back down to the village. Les Houches is ideal for mixed ability groups, as the slopes at the top of the mountain range from green nursery slopes right through to the famous “Verte” black run.

The area is certainly not the highest in the area, but its great advantage is that most of the skiing is through pine forests. Not only does this make the skiing here more charming than the more exposed areas further up the valley, but the trees offer shelter when the winds are high elsewhere. Another bonus about skiing here is the abundance of mountain restaurants you'll find hidden in the forests at the side of the pistes.

3 Things We Love About Les Houches

  1. Views of the majestic and awe-inspiring Mont Blanc
  2. Easy and quick journey from Geneva - drive time is approximately 1 hour!
  3. Skiing for beginners and intermediates is at the top of the mountain (Prarion), rather than at the bottom.

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    Ski hire in Les Houches

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Beginner Intermediate Advanced
    Adult   (14+ yrs) Skis | Poles £149 £184 £213
    Ski | Poles | Boots £173 £213 £244
    Snowboard £149 £184 £213
    Snowboard | Boots £173 £213 £244
    Child   (4-13 yrs) Skis | Poles £101
    Ski | Poles | Boots £125
    Snowboard £101
    Snowboard | Boots £125

    Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

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      Lift passes in Les Houches

      A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 40 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you.

      Six Day Local Area Pass Six Day Full Area Pass
      Senior   (65-79 yrs) £216 £319
      Adult   (15-64 yrs) £254 £376
      Child   (5-14 yrs) £216 £319

      Discounts are available with our Ski-All-In packages when booking your lift pass and ski hire at the same time. Please call our sales team for details or book via Manage My Booking.

      Ski lessons in Les Houches

        What level do you need?

        • Beginner – Never skied before or just a little dry slope experience.
        • Intermediate – Has completed the beginner ski level lessons or can control own speed, change direction on blue/gradual slopes and can bring skis together when turning.
        • Advanced – Has completed intermediate ski lessons or can finish turns with confidence, has good control of speed on red runs and is looking to attempt and master blacks.
        • Kids Club – A safe and secure environment for young ones to gain their first experience on snow and skiing. Kids club is the best place for children to get used to the equipment and slopes whilst having fun.

        Find Out More About Ski Lessons and Guiding

        We pride ourselves on working with top-rated and endorsed ski schools in all resorts.

        • Quality - Working with English-speaking ski schools which maintain good group sizes and can cater for all abilities
        • Convenience - You can select the ski schools which are most conveniently located to your accommodation
        • Satisfaction - We only choose to work with the best ski schools in resort and ask for your feedback to ensure the highest standards are being maintained
        • Less hassle - Visit Manage My Booking once you've booked your holiday and save yourself the time and effort of shopping around.
        • Better value - By pre-booking your lessons we can ensure that you get the best possible price, locking in the cost

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